Nathaniel Hood is a very busy man. He is the Watchmage—half policeman, half wet nurse—for the entire magical population of New York City. As the young city grows, hundreds of supernatural creatures immigate every year, making his life that much more annoying. In the first planned story arc, the baby of a wealthy human couple is kidnapped, Nathaniel suspects . . .
It was a land of sword and sorcery, knights and castles, adventure and heroics . . . but that was a thousand years ago. The Gods are Bastards brings high fantasy forward into the Industrial Revolution, to a more complicated and more cynical era. In the world of Tiraas, an ancient Church is making its final grab for ultimate power, an upstart young . . .
A little girl is kidnapped from her family by unknown assailants, is imprisoned into a gigantic, endless cave filled with ravenous monsters, is infected by the monsters’ poisonous blood (that’s the ‘Taint’ from the title), and dies. Then, she gets angry. . . .
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. –Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare Since the 1980s, the Delta Division has protected the people of Earth from the veil of secrecy. Nearly a hundred years later, and their efforts have been brought to light. Heroes come forth, bringing hope, unity . . . And destruction. . . .
It’s the 21st century. A wizard can use a smart phone, as well as perform outstanding feats one could hardly imagine. Eldrian is a clever young man aspiring to be the greatest wizard he can be, while also hiding from those who seek to catch or kill those like him. Him and Kevin must unite a band of colourful characters—some . . .
The world of Ator is ruled by the strong. Through the cultivation of mana and aura heroes emerge and legends are born every day in the battle of civilization against the wilderness. Humans, elves and other humanoid races band together to face the threat of monsters and beasts hiding in dark places. In the forest the child of the . . .
When Colum Mason left his home and joined the army, he expected danger, excitement, and a chance to see the world beyond his little town. What he didn’t expect, what no one expected, was to be forced to face an enemy from out of legend, an enemy with powers beyond imagining, an enemy that posed a threat not just to . . .
Nathan Clood finds the body of a girl in the base of a dead oak tree and discovers she is actually a Wood Nymph who needs his help to take her to her people. Needless to say Nathan is quite skeptical but the Nymph, called Trewana, demonstrates some abilities he can’t deny like taking a piece of wood and . . .
Seven godly gifts were bestowed on a world of light destined to be set on by darkness. When a famed sorceress-clairvoyant dreams up the memories she has of her daring captain, freeing him from his temporal prison, it is up to him to gather them and trade seven godly gifts for one wish. . . .
There are many tales to be told in, and this is just one. In a broken fantasy world, reclaimed by nature and overrun with beasts, normal people try to live their lives as best they can. When the mistakes of one person intertwine with the mistakes of another, things only get more complicated. . . .
It’s just another day in the forest for the elves. The time-travelling elf hero has given up the heroing business, but it turns out that he’s made a lot of enemies over the eons . . . and they’ve got long memories. . . .
Mankind on earth had no idea where humans really came from. The history of a war spanning millions of years and humanity’s creation as shock troops by angels isn’t exactly taught in modern history books. Unfortunately for Lilly Knight and Marcus Vallerand, learning the truth comes at a very high price. Lilly, a New York based lawyer, gets more . . .
I’m rich! Gahahahaha! Wait . . . . Noooooooo. I’m eating it? Someone stop me, for once in my life I am considered a billionaire but now I have to resort to eating gold for dessert or my scales will become dull and weak. Sigh . . . .The woes of being a dragon. Especially when I can’t just leisurely spend it on my own whims anymore. Sob. . . .
Oct 12, 2014: Update Dec 31 2014: I’ve now been following this serial for several months – it’s very compelling, the writing quality is high, and the updates are very generous and consistent (highly dedicated author). It’s become evident there’s considerable depth to this story: background, plot, and characters. This serial is based off a fairly standard fantasy genre, with its own unique set of twists and takes on the world, yet it is a standout in the field. A great choice for anyone looking for a new fantasy serial to follow.
Oct 23, 2014: I will start with the obvious, as have the other reviews. When you talk about a normal kid finding out he’s part of a secret magical world, people think Harry Potter (even though the Dark is Rising was superior in every possible way).
When you talk of a school in a fantasy world that ties in to D and D, well, people talk about Tales of Mu. And a lot of the concept and plot is very similar, but in the [more . . .]